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Today was a walking day. The bus took us to Prague Castle at the top of the hill, with a beautiful view of the city. The Prague Castle was most likely founded in around 880 by Prince Bořivoj of the Premyslid Dynasty. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest coherent castle complex in the world, with an …
We were up this morning at 6:30 ( 1:30 am back home) to start the official tour. Our tour mates are an interesting combo, with 15 people from the Phillipines - a few living elsewhere now , the rest are all Americans. Andre and I are the only Canadians in the group of 40. We are not the youngest on this tour, quite a few younger people traveling …
... he wasn't ready for bed). So we wander back into another strip club, this one offered us 6 shots upon entry, so how could we refuse. In we go, to discover that we were the last ones there and the last dancer was halfway through her 'show'. So we sat and watched for a while, until he disappeared with a girl, after asking to borrow some money... I was then the last one in the club, and was getting chatted up by a girl with a rather deep voice, whose sex I ...
Had a great comfortable sleep finally and woke up refreshed and ready to go. We were on the bus by 8am and headed to Mauthausen Concentration Camp which was the largest concentration camp in WW2 and the last to be liberated. It was one of the only two Grade 3 camps which had the harshest conditions of confinement and the highest death rates in all the concentration camps in the German Reich. It was both an extermination and working camp with the ...
... countries of the Old Continent. It made sense in a way, and made me reflect on how old my own country is and how much stuff has happened there already, and how places like the USA and Canada had a completely different evolution as nations and even as cultures (some people would argue if there’s any true original culture in the US, but I won’t dwell into that).
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Yasmin Prague
We stayed here for a long weekend in April and found it a perfect place to stay - central enough to walk everywhere but hidden from the noise of the bars and cafes. The reception is very friendly and speak English perfectly, and the breakfasts are amazing.
Was traveling on my own through Europe for two weeks in March 06 and booked this hotel online. Got a great rate, since they just opened. I almost didn't take it, because it was so new and I was afraid they would still be working out the kinks. But I checked out Trip Advisor and saw two glowing reviews, so I tried it. And I'm so happy I did!
I read positive reviews about this hotel and decided to go with it based on the fact that it was new and in the center of Prague. I suggest you take the Cedaz van to get there after you exit the airport - it will cost 480kc for 1 person or 240 kc each for more than 1 but it's cheaper than the Prague Shuttle and efficient. The room was very quiet, comfortable, modern and clean and the breakfast had hot local fare as well as traditional cereals, fruits and pastries. My only complaint was that some of the conceirges tried to push day tours on me even though I just wanted bus and train schedules. You can do everything on you own and I strongly recommend getting a metro ticket and riding throughout the city to made the most of your time since there are so many wonderful places to visit. The hotel staff spoke English but were rude when there was a problem with them making my return confirmation with Cedaz on my return trip which was eventually resolved through the company and not by the hotel - therefore, book your own tours and any transportation - do not take taxis as they are expensive, unnecessary and unregulated. Overall the trip was well worth it and it was nice to come back to a clean and up-to-date room at the end of a busy day.
My husband and I have just come back from Prague and I would like to recommend this hotel to anyone planning to go particularly if you want to be close to Weslesquare and the Grand Opera house which is a couple of minutes walk away.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Hotel Yasmin for 3 nights in March. Since the Maximilian Hotel cancelled our original reservation 24 hours before our departure, I was excited to have discovered Yasmin on gridskipper(-) The introductory rates were most appealing as I was unsure of the location as compared to the bulk of Mala Strana and Old Town hotels discussed in my tour guide.
Stayed at the Yasmin for four days in mid March and had a perfect stay. Staff were excellent, very friendly and they all had a real `can do' attitude with nothing being too much trouble for them. The hotel is very modern and funky and looks much better than the artist impressions on the website. Being brand new the rooms are comfortable, spotless and well designed. The only minor downside is that the pillows are hollow fibre,lack support and seem rather cheap compared to the quality of the rest of the hotel. The bathrooms are in mostly black and whilst very masculine are well designed, plenty of nice toiletries.
Brilliant funky hotel
The best hotel we've ever stayed in - anywhere. Rooms are very good value at the moment since they have introductory offers. Funky design, a bit space-age but nicely done. Breakfasts were great, wouldn't recommend dinner there though, service was a bit too over the top for us. Cocktails were surprisingly good value, one bartender mixed perfect mojitos. One tip though, don't ask the hotel to call you a taxi to the airport - the firm they use rip you off.
This hotel was an excellent base to see Prague, it is in an ideal central location and we didn't need to use public transport once as everything is easily reached on foot. The hotel itself was ultra funky and modern, one of the best we've stayed in. Staff were very friendly and couldn't be more helpful - and all spoke English! The bar and resturant were well priced - cheaper than nearby bars and resturants which was a suprise, and the buffet breakfast was a feast! We'd recommend the traditional Czech dishes served in the resturant however, their 'Thai' and 'Chinese' dishes were not as nice. Rooms very swish, with huge windows and cool black bathrooms. If ever we go back to Prague we'll stay here and definately would recommend to friends and family. It was brilliant value for money and shop about on the net for a good price - there was a saving of over £100 varying on different sites. Also search for 'Prague Airport Shuttle' and you can book a great taxi service who meet you and take you to your destination for a bargin price of about £15 - alot cheaper and safer than picking up an airport taxi, plus they speak excellent English and point out the places to visit and answer any questions. The hotel looks just like it's pictures on the net, and it's sauna was a welcome relief from a cold day in the snow! You won't be disappointed with Hotel Yasmin.
Awesome hotel. Staff ultra friendly, went out of way to make stay perfect. breakfast yummy! design of the rooms funky! totally recommend the place, would def stay here again!
Excellent Hotel, and lovely staff
What an excellent hotel. Its central, clean and contemporary, and all the staff were friendly and efficient. It made for an enjoyable stay!